Past Events

Join us for a facilitated session of the HIAS Book and Film Club on Friday, October 22 from 12pm-1pm ET to discuss the book How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa.
In Part 1 of this two-part series, learn the role of climate change in food and resource scarcity in Darfur, how this issue was used as a weapon in the onset of genocide two decades ago, and how these factors contribute to ongoing displacement today. Staff working on the ground in HIAS Chad will join the conversation to explain the reality on the ground as well as the groundbreaking permagardening program that puts food agency back into our clients’ hands.
You’re invited to the Los Angeles Premiere of “The Story Won’t Die,” a powerful film by the award-winning director David Henry Gerson exploring the lives of nine Syrian artists — and refugees — who fled their country’s civil war.

Having a criminal record, or living in another country before coming to the U.S. may make a noncitizen from a TPS-designated country ineligible for TPS protection. Join us to learn more about the issues that can complicate a TPS application, especially for Haitian applicants, as well as best practices in overcoming these issues to obtain TPS for pro bono clients. This training will be offered free of charge. CLE credit will be available to attendees of the live training. A recorded version of this training will be available on a later date.  ​ 

Join HIAS as we discuss TPS, the humanitarian factors underlying the administration’s recent decisions to designate certain countries for the program, and what HIAS and our partners at the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade are doing to help.
Hear from leaders from organizations working on behalf of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers as they discuss how recent events have impacted the people of Afghanistan and what we can do to help.
04 Oct
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.

Please join us on Thursday, September 30 at 12:30pm ET to hear the latest developments about newly arrived Afghans, asylum seekers at the border, deportations to Haiti, and more. 

HIAS experts will draw connections between the policies and actions in play, discuss what lies ahead, and share their perspectives on how you can make a meaningful difference for refugees right now.